A sense of profound spiritual healing imbues this place where the monastic spirit of hospitality and service lives on. Although no longer visited by plague and leprosy like our medieval forebears, we instead suffer from stress, burn-out and fatigue. All work- or lifestyle-related symptoms that are known to benefit from a spiritual approach to healing.
The monks who once settled the site of the Botanic were healers who focused on natural, medical practices, including bloodletting and herbalism. Our Monastic Medicine retreats follow their path, updated for the 21st century.
As well as our retreats, you can discover a new chapter in our monastic history in the Saint Charles Apothecary Shop, where Traditional European Medicine meets modern insights. Indulge yourself with beautiful, natural products that evoke the spirit of the monks and nuns who once brought healing and hospitality to both citizens and travellers.